USSEC Staff Writer

Staff Writer

Our Farms

Mark Jackson: A personal story about farming and the future of agriculture

USSEC Staff WriterMay 2, 2017

In 1890, Mark Jackson’s great-great-great-grandfather bought a plot of land in southern Iowa. Five generations later, Mark is still farming that same land but using…

Cover Crops

Cover crops reduce loss of nitrogen and phosphorus to waterways

USSEC Staff WriterMay 2, 2017

From Corn and Soybean Digest: Even though planting season has not yet started in full force, many fields across Iowa are already turning green. These…


Water Conservation Highlighted by National Geographic

USSEC Staff WriterMay 1, 2017

Global magazine spotlights one of the production practices that make U.S. soybean farmers the most sustainable in the world U.S. soybean farmers are among the…


U.S. Soy delivers best nutritional bundle

USSEC Staff WriterMar 13, 2017

A comparative analysis of soybean meal reveals: U.S. Soy delivers best nutritional bundle Commercial samples were gathered over eight consecutive years from the world's largest exporters…


The importance of long-term partnerships with overseas customers: An industry perspective

USSEC Staff WriterDec 2, 2015

Lucas Blaustein wasn’t raised on a farm, and he speaks Mandarin Chinese. As an export trader for containerized commodities at Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB),…